Sunday, 12 January 2014

US Haul part 1 - Big Lots!

Over the holiday break I spent some time in the States, to do what I do best - shop!  I was too afraid to face the Boxing Day crowds here in Toronto, so over the border I went.  The malls were still quite busy, but not as hectic/terrifying as it has been in my experience, while working in a Toronto shopping mall on Boxing Day (Kudos to all you brave Boxing Day employees!).

My first haul is a my beauty haul from Big Lots.  I used to avoid Big Lots at all costs because it didn't have anything of interest to me, but lately this store has been stepping it up, cosmetics-wise.  SUUUUUPER-cheap Maybelline Color Show polishes, Sephora by OPI polishes, L'Oreal Paris makeup, ELF makeup, Revlon makeup, and Maybelline makeup galore!  Here's what I got my hands on:

Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Polish

L-R:  Sephora by O.P.I. in "Beam Me Up Hottie!", "Be-Claus I Said So", and "S-age is Just a Number".
L-R:  "I Only Shop Vintage", "I'm With Brad", "Already Famous", "Set the Mood", and "Under My Trench Coat".
Originally priced at about $9.00 at Sephora, sold at Big Lots for $1.80?  I'll take 8 bottles, please!

Maybelline Color Show
Nail Polish

L-R:  Maybelline Color Show nail polish in "Styled Out", "Poolside", "Midnight Swim", and "Sandstorm".
Big Lots carries a BUNCH of these bad boys, always for $1.00 - which is great if you want to try out a new color, but aren't willing to commit to a full size bottle - Maybelline Color Show polishes are 7 mL, about half the size of a full-size polish, like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.

Revlon Nail Polish Duo
L-R:  Calcium Gel Nail Hardener, Gentle Cuticle Remover.
I just happened to recently make Revlon's calcium gel hardener my go-to nail treatment, and it's results have been great, so I couldn't say no to snagging another bottle - the pair was $2.00.

Maybelline Color Show Tattoo & L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows

L-R:  Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Precious Pearl", "Shady Shores", and L'Oreal Infallible in "Blinged and Brilliant'.
Color Tattoos for a dollar?!?!  Sign me up!  These were the only 2 the store had - and while digging, I found the Infallible eyeshadow for $1.50 - really happy with this deal.  Now to figure out how to work these color tattoos into my once "powder-only" eyeshadow routine - suggestions, ladies???

 ELF Eyeshadow Palette & Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadow
L-R:  e.l.f. 32-piece warm eyeshadow palette, and Revlon Diamond Lust in "Night Sky".
I got the elf 32-piece eyeshadow palette in warm, because it has mattes, satins, and shimmers in a variety of shades - is my search for the be-all and end-all, perfect taupe coloured eyeshadow over?  The palette was $5.00, plus 30% off, and the Revlon single was $1.20.

That's my Big Lots haul, stay tuned for the other goodies I bought on my trip!  Comment below telling me what treasures you have found at your local Big Lots.


  1. Oh my god... I'm dying, sopi is my favourite. I was devastated when they stopped making it!!! Awesome haul =D

    1. Thanks Desire! This was a culmination of a couple trips to different locations, but it was totally worth it.


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